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Dear Guests & Friends,

Katy Trail Beckons Bikers. . .

and hikers, bird watchers and history buffs. In other words, it offers something for everyone.

Start of Katy TrailJust a mile north of the Missouri River at Hermann is mile marker 100 on the Katy Trail, America's longest rails-to-trails project. It stretches 225 miles in Missouri from St. Charles to Clinton on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad and is maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Because of the 2004-2006 bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Katy Trail has received special notoriety recently as the longest non-motorized portion of the Lewis and Clark trail.

We encourage our guests to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Katy Trail year round. Each season brings new life to the trail. It is a haven for wildlife and birds, and sandstone and limestone bluffs, wetlands, rolling fields, and densely wooded areas provide exciting views at every turn along the trail.

You'll likely want to get an early start on the trail. We will gladly serve an early breakfast to get you on your way. At the end of the day, relax and pamper yourself in your private whirlpool tub.

Bill's Bike ShopIf you have your own bicycle, Hermann Hill has plenty of storage space. Or, if you'd rather rent, the Hermann Ride, Rest & Go Bicycle Shop is open in downtown Hermann at 215 Schiller St. from 9-5 most days. You can rent a bike for just $15.00 per day. For a nominal fee, the bicycle shop offers shuttle service for those who would prefer not to cross the Missouri River Bridge on two wheels. Shop owner Bill Fischer services bikes in need of repair and sells a complete line of biking accessories. For information call Bill at 573-486-9170.


Attention artists.....Consider entering the
Hermann Arts Council contest!
The title of this contest is: "Colors of Fall Poster Contest"
Click on this link for details.


Hermann celebrates the Fourth of July in a big way

Even though Hermann is a small town, there is nothing small about its Fourth of July celebration. The entire town turns out on this special day.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the annual parade winding its way from the city park to the riverfront downtown. At the Riverfront Park, vendors provide a variety of food booths selling brats mit kraut, ice cream, popcorn, soda, and just about anything you'd expect at a summer gathering.

Hermann's Municipal Band, more than 40-members strong, will get your toes tapping as they play a variety of music, including familiar marches and popular show tunes. Hermann has the good fortune of having one of only five remaining city bands in the state.

The climax of the day is a spectacular fireworks display. The sky over the Missouri River will light up with fireworks in every color of the rainbow, and their reflection in the river is like seeing a second show.

So bring a lawn chair, meet the townsfolk, and celebrate the Fourth in a big, small-town way.


Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

711 Wein Street - P.O. Box 555
Hermann, Missouri (MO) 65041
Phone: (573) 486-HILL (573-486-4455)  |  Fax: (573) 486-5373
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